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Lightning Look to Extend Home Streak

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The Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning enjoyed an extra day of rest when the NHL resumed its post-All-Star schedule Tuesday night, but the two Atlantic Division foes, dead even with 58 points apiece, square off at Amalie Arena on Wednesday night.

Shark Bites
  • The Red Wings are 2-6 SU in their last eight vs the Lightning in Tampa Bay.
  • Total has gone OVER in eight of the Lightning’s last 10 games versus the Eastern Conference.
  • The Lightning are 6-1 SU in their last seven games after a win in their previous game.

The Bolts, presently -160 in moneyline markets at Bovada, have strung together a six-game winning streak on home ice, including a 1-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in their last home contest prior to the break. Tampa was dynamite in January, winning nine of its 11 games in the month.

The Red Wings entered the All-Star Break rather tepid as they won just three of their final seven games. They did, however, defeat the New York Islanders 4-2 in their final contest and for as strong as Tampa has been at home, the Wings have been every bit their equal in their travels winning seven of their last eight games on the road.

The division rivals have already played twice this season with the Wings winning 3-1 on October 13 and 2-1 on November 3 — both games in the Motor City.

According to Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Bay Tribune, head coach Jon Cooper has already stated that Ben Bishop will get the start in the crease with the Wings in town. The Lighting’s netminder started both of those aforementioned games and played well, giving up four goals on 52 shots en route to a tough pair of losses.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Detroit Red Wings before puck drop in this match found them as 130 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 2.9-2.6 win for the Lightning. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Detroit Red Wings vs Tampa Bay Lightning Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Tampa Bay will face the 25-16-8 Red Wings. In totals betting, the Lightning are 17-25-7 in over under betting so far this season while the Detroit Red Wings are 17-23-9. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Detroit injuries news.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-ranked Tampa Bay Lightning and the No. 16-rated Detroit Red Wings in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Tampa Bay Lightning No. 14-ranked offense (2.65 goals per game) against a Detroit Red Wings defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.53 goals per game allowed. The Lightning powerplay has clicked at a 18.13% rate while the Red Wings have a 80.52% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Detroit was a 4-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They won as +123 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 1-0 winner in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They won as favorites, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Detroit is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Detroit
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next Betting Matchups

Detroit at Florida, Thursday, February 4th
Tampa Bay home to Pittsburgh, Friday, February 5th